Broken Man (McCullough Mountain Book 5)

Lydia Michaels
Narrator: David Allen Vargo

LBGTQ CONTEMPORARY: Tristan Hughes and Luke McCullough are both running away from their pasts; Luke from an injury that’s devastated his future, and Tristan from a town that rejected him because of who he loved. Upon their first meeting there’s an instant fire between the two, despite the verbal clash. The more time they spend together, however, the more they discover they have in common. Luke has never been interested in a man before, though. For some reason, Tristan just won’t leave his fantasies. Somehow, Luke must find the courage to follow his heart before he loses what could potentially be the love of his life.

Ms. Michaels has created a slow burn romance that keeps the fire going throughout! Luke and Tristan have an instant chemistry that neither can fight, no matter how hard they might try. The reader is taken on a journey from the very beginning of their romance, and through all of the highs and lows that bring them to their dramatic conclusion. Ms. Michaels does a good job capturing all of the emotions each feels as they come to terms with coming out to their family and friends, and does so in a realistic way. The pacing can drag in a few places, but there are several climactic scenes that will hook readers back in! A very romantic LGBTQ read!

Mr. Vargo’s performance is one full of passion and energy! He’s able to bring all of the characters to life in a strong and distinct way, making it easy to tell them apart. This is especially impressive since both of the romantic leads are male. His pacing is spot on, keeping the story moving well even during some of the slower portions of the tale. The tone of his voice really adds to the charm and atmosphere of the setting!

This is a great read/listen for lovers of LGBT stories and sweeping romances!

Chelsea Andersen